Click here for coronavirus updates

COVID-19 study sheds light on hospitalizations during first months of pandemic

Coronavirus

A new study was led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine, and published in JAMA Network Open is shedding light on COVID-19 hospitalizations during the first six months of the pandemic.

Researchers looked at over 190,000 adults who were hospitalized with COVID-19 between March and August of last year. Nearly 52% were men, 43% were white, and 65% had Medicare or Medicaid insurance.

The most common underlying conditions were high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity, and although 13% of patients passed away while in the hospital, death rates dropped from 22% in March to 6.5% in August.

People over 80 years old and those admitted to the ICU were the most likely to die in the hospital.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download the KSN News App and stay up-to-date wherever you are. You can even watch KSN News live for free!
Click here to get the app
Get it in the App store
Get it in the Google Play store

KSN Storm Track 3 Weather

Trending Stories